Is J.K. Rowling's Twitter feed better than 'Harry Potter'? | The Tylt
Is J.K. Rowling's Twitter feed better than 'Harry Potter'?
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series may have wrapped its seventh book almost exactly 10 years ago this month, but she remains an integral part of the conversation. Her Twitter presence is a joy.
She gets real, she trolls the trolls, she voices political opinions, and sometimes even reveals tantalizing insight into the Harry Potter universe. She was one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet in 2016, after all.
Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter. pic.twitter.com/kVoi8VGEoK
But Rowling recently fell prey to fake news, accusing President Trump of willfully ignoring a boy in a wheelchair at an event. After catching flak for reacting to incomplete footage, Rowling did apologize.
Her tweets, while often funny and engaging, might not compare to the lasting legacy of the seven-part series that profoundly changed a generation (or two). Harry Potter made children's literature an unstoppable force in defining modern culture.
Rowling's "Harry Potter" series was hugely influential in just its book form, but it took on many other forms over the past two decades. Fan sites, Pottermore, "Cursed Child," theme parks—and not to forget the massive film franchise that made $7.7 billion worldwide. That's a heck lot of influence.